Staff Profile

Suzanne Garcia-Miller

Senior Member of Technical Staff

Key Responsibilities

Perform research and build work products related to Systems of Systems Governance & Acquisition -Perform research and build work products for the Architecture Competence Framework, a model of knowledge, skills, and process abilities describing evolution in individual and organizational architectural competence

Professional Background

Short bio: Ms. Garcia-Miller is a senior member of the technical staff at the Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Mellon University, working in the Research, Technology, & Systems Solutions group. Her current research is focused on synthesizing effective technology transition and management practices from research and industry into effective techniques for use in the governance and acquisition of complex systems of systems. She is also using her years as a capability maturity modeler to help formulate a competence framework describing the evolution of individual and organizational architecture competence. From Nov 1997-May 2001, she was the Deployments Manager for aimware, Incorporated's US customers, focusing on using technology to support organizational improvement. The 5 years prior to this were spent at the SEI working in various capacities, from project manager to author, on all the Capability Maturity Models the Institute was involved in. She spent the previous 12 years in multiple improvement- related roles at Lockheed Missile and Space Co.

Publications (recent or significant)

  • Book: CMMI Survival Guide: Just Enough Process Improvement, Addison-Wesley, Boston, 2006. (with co-author Richard Turner)
  • Tutorial: "Modeling Key Dynamics in Complex Systems of Systems: Foundational Concepts", ICCBSS 2008. co-authors Phil Boxer, Lisa Brownsword, Pat Kirwan


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